Wednesday, March 31, 2010
He loved it! He was so engaged and I even saw him trying to redraw it and explain it to Daddy:) The reason a chalk board is so great is I could give Caden a little lesson right then and there while he was interested in the subject! I found that children will learn and retain something so much better if they are interested:)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Caden loved it but he loved using his magnet letters even more! I used the spelling mat set up that I had already made for him before and just added the extra pages! It was great because all of the pages are stored together and then I can just rotate them around!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We decorated butcher paper to use as Jack's rapping paper:)
He loved it:)
We also had Caden and Drake decorate Jacks first birthday cake! They loved helping and were so excited to give it to Jack! I put white frosting in to little sandwich baggies with some food coloring and the boys squished them around to mix the colors. Then, we cut a tiny hole so that they could squeeze it out on to the cake. Just add sprinkles:)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
From the moment you were born I knew there was something amazing about you! When I held you I could feel your sweet spirit and I couldn't get enough! This whole year you have been such a fun person to have in our family. You have me and your daddy rapped around your little finger. You and I just stopped nursing and it was not easy for me! I knew it was the right time because you were ready but I knew how much I would miss that time with you! You would cover your eyes with your arm and make funny little grunting noises that I would mimic and you would laugh! I will treasure those moments with you! As you start this new year heading into being a toddler I am so grateful that you have brothers who adore you and family who light up when they see you! You are so important to us and I am so excited to watch you grow this year! I'm crying as I write this to you because my heart is so full of love for you! Happy Birthday Baby Jack! I love you so much!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The boys have been itching to use glitter glue so I decided to make symmetrical butterflies! We started with a whole piece of construction paper folded in half. The boys used their little fingers to squeeze different colors all over the paper. When they were finished I helped them fold if in half and they rubbed the outside with their hands. When we opened the paper we talked about how the two sides are symmetrical just like butterfly wings! When they dried I cut a butterfly shape while it was folded and then we put them up on their Wall! The boys were so excited and I really think it was a great way to learn about symmetry and butterflies(and have fun squeezing glitter glue). We will be doing more butterfly activities because the boys have been loving all things "bug" lately:)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
She had to solve the problem of the children tripping over this stump without removing it! I think it is so cute and fun! She drilled holes about an inch and a half down (deeper would probably be better). She bought a bunch of dollar store flowers and stuck them in:) So pretty and no more tripping kids:)
Here's Drake having fun rearranging the flowers with his cousin:) I have a stump in my backyard that I would love to do this with:)
Friday, March 19, 2010
You will need; Pizza sauce, cheese, pizza crust and large cookie cutters:)
I started by letting the boys choose their cookie cutters and we tried to fit as many on the crust as we could. We then removed the outside dough and putter our pizza shapes on the pan:) The boys used a spoon to spread the sauce and then sprinkled cheese on each pizza.
They turned out soooo cute and the boys were so excited to make them and watch them bake:) Great way to pass the time till daddy got home:)
Caden started to make shish kabobs:)
We did it with apples too and the boys love it!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010
I also want to make a felt board set so that they can re-tell the story. That's not going to happen because I can't find my felt:( It's in a box somewhere! It would be fun to make a little button board with felt circles:)